Illinois Math Academy and Carver Center are planning a SAT/ACT test prep class In January and February. College-bound juniors and seniors will be able to take timed practice tests and receive individualized instruction to maximize their test scores. Up your chances to be accepted to college and consideration for scholarships. For information, contact Illinois Math Academy, 309/839-0722 or Carver Center, 309/692-8888.
The Golden Torch Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are hosting a mentoring program for Peoria Public School young men in grades 9 - 12. Go to High School, Go to College Mentorship Program meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at Manual Academy from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. In addition to the monthly meetings, the program will include other activities during the year. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.PeoriaAlphas.com.
Manual Academy students interested in pursuing careers in law or law enforcement attended the Peoria County Bar Association Diversity luncheon last week. Izaiah Whitaker, Alexis Dockery, Tiara Reddick, Zahiry Villanueva, James Jackson, Ryan Scott and Arianna Hagemeier attended. Four members of the Manual Academy Army JROTC served as color guard for the luncheon.
On August 16, the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, community leaders, educators, parents and caring citizens gathered outside Manual Academy at dismissal time for Stand for Manual. As students and staff exited the building, the crowd cheered, high-fived, hugged and distributed cards with words of encouragement.